If you’ve read Georges Simenon’s classic of existential noir Dirty Snow you will probably believe there was mutual influence between Simenon. Georges Simenon’s Dirty Snow, a noir chronicle of a mean, vicious soul, is anything but the feel-good read of the summer. But novelist Jim. Georges Simenon is reasonably well-known as the Belgian author of the Maigret detective stories, but deserves to be a good deal more famous.

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‘Dirty Snow’: Dismal Perfection

The prison stuff reminded me a little of ‘Hard rain Falling’ although they are otherwise very different. Frank is a revolting individual whose descent into crime is horrible.

It takes place in an unnamed city in an unnamed country. The second part of the novel sees Frank imprisoned, in an old school, with Kafkaesque interrogations.

Where do you get them? I have never any Simenon at all, this certainty sounds like a very dark story.

She describes how a boy, who was an ordinary boy of a poor neighbourhood in London became a murderer, how the whole system social workers, school, police failed to prevent this good boy to become a delinquent. His crimes are committed for no national, political, or personal cause.


Frank siimenon just asking for it, and even the protection of his mother, the local constable, and his connections in the underworld are not able to reign in his self-destructive compulsions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here One crime escalates to another until there is no escape from the damage dirth. Ignore the original review below. Frank is fascinated by Holst.

Would you care to answer a few questions snkw it? While Simenon glides through this complex spectrum, questions lurk beneath the surface.

Frank commits his murder, ddirty the crime leads to more depravity. Simenon’s noirs are the real deal, on the other hand, and I suspect that in years to come, they’ll form the basis of his reputation, as a major practitioner of noir.

I due personaggi tuttavia presentano differenze sostanziali.

But many different stories could have been told, that would not only include all those keen observations about foreign occupation, but would at the same time not be so unremittingly unpleasant to read. His betrayal of Sissy is a turning point, and in the aftermath, he becomes even more obsessed with confronting her father Holst.

But it deepened the reading experience for me. Then he heard a voice, Stan’s—Frank had forgotten about him. It was the same with the simenn, with everything. Dirty Snow was magnificent, but it was also painful.


Dirty Snow by Simenon | His Futile Preoccupations

Along the way, it invokes the same philosophy as The Strangerbut with more grit and complexity and humanity. In the hollow echo that follows, there is no exit and there are no winners. It takes great skill to make the reader care about such a flawed protagonist, but I hoped for redemption till the end. She cast a furtive glance at Stan, probably wondering if it wouldn’t be easier to rouse his pity.

Which one is your favourite one so far?

I found myself exclaiming aloud, something I never do. Acting for the thrill of reputational advance. My first from this most prolific author, I was immensely impressed. And the French are closer to the truth, here. I had both Dirty Snow and Three Crimes in my hand and chose the former: